Reclaiming Womanhood and Motherhood in the Midst of Infertility

Motherhood is a concept that quickly becomes tarnished in the midst of infertility. In the midst of poking and prodding and appointment after appointment, it’s easy to lose heart. Especially when May rolls around and everything emphasizes the joy and importance of motherhood.

This isn't just a piece on infertility, it's a piece on friendship. It's about seeing, truly seeing, the hurt in your friend's life and speaking to that hurt with the truth of the Gospel. Click To Tweet

I wrote about this ache on Her View from Home this week. But this isn’t just a piece on infertility, it’s a piece on friendship. It’s about seeing, truly seeing, the hurt in your friend’s life and speaking to that hurt with the truth of the Gospel. And I’m so thankful for those who have and continue to do that for me. It’s about seeing what is broken and reclaiming the story to remember that God’s plans always supersede our own assumptions. It’s about trusting that, in His time, He reveals what we need.

“I May Not Have My Own Kids, But I’m Still A Mom”

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a mom. When I close my eyes, I can picture those early memories—me toting around my little Bitty Baby in a carrier while my mom pushed my little brother in the stroller. It is so ingrained in who I am as a person, that whether or not I would have kids was never a question, just how many and when. 

But that all changed a few years ago when the doctors made it clear in no uncertain terms that it wasn’t in the picture for me, and a dream I didn’t even know was a dream was ripped from my hands. 

And I cried. . . read the full post here. 


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  1. This is such a struggle for women who want to be pregnant and carry a child. I have couple friends who experienced this.

  2. Thank you so much for writing about this. It helps women and couples who are struggling to not feel so alone. I too struggle with infertility and knowing that the dream won’t come true is so devastating. It’s a lonely place. I agree with your words wholeheartedly – you are still a mom… even is we can’t conceive we have the heart and love of a mom and we can show that in so many ways. xo

  3. I know I tak for granted how easy it was for me to get pregnant and carry both my babies to a safe delivery. So many of my friends struggle and I constantly am praying for them ?